Tuesday, April 28, 2009
2nd Time Around Tuesday-Grandma's Rocker
This is my first week participating in 2nd Time Around Tuesday hosted by Diane at A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words. Be sure to visit her blog to see the fabulous estate sale treasure she found as well as this weeks list of participants. If you love 2nd hand treasures like me, not that I'm a 2nd hand treasure, I just love them, then you too will love this weekly meme.
For years my Mom had this rocking chair in her house. It had originally been in my Grandma's house and when she died, my Mom took it home to her house. All these years I've loved this chair & have told my Mom that I wanted the chair. I figured that someday when my mom was gone that it would be my turn to love & take care of this chair.
But luckily for me, I didn't have to wait. A couple of years ago my Mom gave me the chair for Mother's Day. It was the best Mother's Day gift I ever received.
The chair sits in our living room (with our ugly teal carpet). This isn't your typical rocking chair. This one has springs that it rocks on. The one thing about this rocker is that you have to be real careful how you sit in it. If you sit back too far, you almost get dumped out of it backwards. So you have to balance yourself just so to sit in it. But I have learned how to sit in it without tipping it back too far.
When my Grandson comes over (which is not very often), I love to rock him in this rocking chair. And even when I don't have my Grandson. I love to sit & rock in this chair. This is something so soothing & comforting about a rocking chair. Especially one that has memories attached to it & is as old as this one.
I wish I knew more about my rocking chair. I called my Mom this morning to see if she knew anything about it. She said no. All she knew is that it belonged to her Mom, my Grandma. She wasn't sure if it had belonged to anyone else in the family or not.
So if anyone else in my family knows anything more about the history of this rocking chair, let me know.
All I know is that I feel loved while rocking in this chair. I love it and will treasure it always.